Hey Oregon: Commit to taking a Safety Break on May 11

worker holding ppe

While health and safety in the workplace is an everyday priority, OSHA’s Safety Break for Oregon is an annual one-day event held on the second Wednesday in May that emphasizes the importance of sending workers home safely to their families each and every day. This year, it falls on May 11.

Safety Awareness Company Benefits

Here at Selectemp, employee safety is a top priority. We know safety is important to you too, which is why we’re encouraging you to participate in this year’s Safety Break. 

A safe workplace:

  • Sends workers home to their loved ones every day
  • Reduces workers’ compensation and insurance costs
  • Increases productivity
  • Enables stronger community and business relationships
  • Positively influences recruitment and retention

How To Take A Safety Break

All Oregon employers can participate in Safety Break for Oregon. All activities are employer-led and flexible with your schedule. Here’s how to get started.

Sign Up 

Let your employees and communities know that you’re participating by signing up for Safety Break for Oregon. Plus, signing up by Friday, May 6 automatically enters your business for a chance to win prizes!

Choose your activity

There are no rules on how to celebrate. Last year, one of Selectemp’s clients got really creative and produced their own safety brand theme song, “Let’s Make It Home”. It could be as simple as a free lunch; it doesn’t have to be extravagant or overwhelming.

branded safety gear

Some other ideas include:

  • PPE fashion show
  • Hazard scavenger hunt
  • Raffle off some safety swag
  • Mock accident investigations
  • Give out safety awards during an employee lunch
  • Conduct a safety workshop
  • Safety Bingo or Jeopardy
  • Create a safety slogan – make it a contest!

Put a logo and hashtag on it

Once you’ve decided how you’ll celebrate the commitment to safety, broadcast it! Oregon OSHA provides the following tools on their OSHA’s Safety Break for Oregon website: 

  • Logo: Download the Safety Break logo. Add it to your website, social media, and email signatures.
  • Templates: Get the news release, proclamation, and award templates. Modify them for your company. 
  • Social: Use #SafetyBreak on social when posting about your company’s participation.

Win A Pizza Party from Selectemp

As an added bonus, Selectemp clients who participate in Safety Break have a chance to win a pizza party for their employees. To enter, simply share a photo(s) of how your company celebrated.

Safety never tasted so good!

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